Nanobservation #2, #3, #4, and #5

#2: Thirty days goes by fast.

#3: Lots of stuff happens in November. Good stuff. Like new baby nephews entering the world (#squeeeeeeee). And Thanksgiving. And the sacred art of Thanksgiving pie making. These are things that must not be missed.

#4: Starting NaNoWriMo strong is deceptive. (Me, November 3, 2015: 1,900 words a day? I got this! Me, November 30, 2015: 23,404 words to go by the end of the day? [expletive])

#5: The good news is that even though I didn’t hit that magical 50K word count, I do actually have a rough draft of Book 4. The story is being told from three perspectives–Aydan, Rein, and Brig. Aydan’s part of the story has an end (and thus, the series has an end–how huge is that?? Freaking huge!) and now I can add in Rein and Brig. So, even though I didn’t ‘win’ at NaNo this year, I’m super happy with what I’ve got.

All in all I’m counting it as a successful first NaNo attempt. I think I’ll celebrate with a hot bath and a good book–any suggestions? I’m in a reading slump…


NaNoBservation #1

Today I wrote with coffee and cream puffs at hand. I also welcomed back my bad guy and had the most delicious time letting him do what he does best:


NaNoBservation #1: Coffee and cream puffs bring out the scary in me.

Current NaNoWriMo word count: 7,667 (On target, but it’s only day three. This pace is bound to tank sooner or later.)

Laters gators,


Whelp, I Went and Disappeared

Poor little website. Left all alone and shivering in the cold. *brrrrrr*

Hey, did you know that life can get crazy sometimes? Of course you did. Your life is probably crazy right now too. Here. *fills your cup with some piping hot Illy* Better? I may as well have a little more, too. *grabs a five gallon bucket and a straw* Go big or go home, am I right?

Ahhhh, delicious hot bean juice.

Fast update before the littlest native strips naked and tries to drive the car. #truestory

(1) So close on Book 3 I can taste it. (Tastes like blood, guts, and victory)

(2) NaNoWriMo started yesterday. Send care packages filled with inspiration and prayers for my mental health.


(4) The Royals won the World Series. *runs upstairs to high-five a bewildered three year-old for the 15th time today*

(5) We had a puker in the house last night. Oh, lordy. It’s the most pukalicious time of the year. *gag* #poorkid #washthosehands

That’s it in a nutshell. Kind of a lame post. Too many hashtags. Whatever. Saving my genius for NaNo. (<<that’s a joke. I’m a little over 2,000 words so far and it all looks like it was typed by those apes that can do sign language.)

All my love,